December 9, 2021
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What Happened To Catholicism?

Catholics old enough to remember how different the Church was fifty or so years ago often wonder what happened to change it. The most common answer is the Second Vatican Council happened. But that answer raises more questions: What happened at that...

Stimulating Catholic Intellects: Part III

In Parts I and II, I noted that with Christianity under attack from secularism, selfism, socialism, and Islamism, Catholics need to be engaged in its defense. Their arguments should focus on reason more than faith because that is the focus their...

Describing the Church

In the first chapter of Lumen Gentium, the fathers of the Second Vatican Council noted that “To carry out the will of the Father, Christ inaugurated the Kingdom of heaven on earth and revealed to us the mystery of that kingdom. The Church, or...

Stimulating Catholic Intellects: Part II

Christians should be leading the defense of western civilization against the threats of secularism, selfism, socialism, and Islamism. Lamentably, they are not showing that leadership, mainly because of the arguments they use. Protestants generally...

Stimulating Catholic Intellects

Ambrose Bierce, a master of insightful wit, once defined the term Scriptures as “the sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.” The sly implication that no religion...

A House Divided?

Many years ago legendary basketball great, the late Easy Ed Macauley, told me the United States had become ungovernable. He strongly believed the country’s mad obsession with multi-culturalism, diversity, unrestricted immigration and partisan...

From the Land of the Lost

Recently, The Huffington Post published an opinion piece by one Kathleen Ferraro, a student at Northwestern University. Entitled “Catholic Church: It’s Not Me, It’s You,” the essay attempts to explain why Kathleen has left the Catholic Church. After...

Have You Ever Wanted…?

Have you ever wanted to go back to see the home in which you lived as a child? Go back to the school in which you entered kindergarten or the first grade? Or maybe, with friends, go back to your old high school? Have you ever wanted to see the home...